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Old 02-10-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Badge recommendations / nominations - Read the first post!

Welcome to the thread for badge recommendations! If you would like to recommend someone for a badge, please do the following.
  1. Check out the Badge page and the list below to make sure you're recommending the right badge.
  2. Make sure you spell the person's name correctly when you recommend them--we can't award badges to non-existent people.
  3. Check the badge tab on the profile page of the member to make sure they don't already have the badge you want to recommend.
    (Members can choose which of their badges to display on posts so simply viewing one of their posts is not a good indication in all cases.)
  4. Please include the name of the badge you'd like to see awarded.
  5. Include the reason for the badge recommendation. Link the thread(s) or forum(s) where someone has won a contest, been especially helpful, made their notable contributions, and so on.
  6. People who have been temp-banned are not eligible to receive badges for 6 months after their return from their most recent ban. Permanently banned people are not eligible to receive any badges at all.

If you do not follow all the instructions above, your post will be deleted and the badge won't be awarded until you supply the necessary information.

This is also not a complaint thread about who got a badge and who didn't. This is a thread only for recommendations for someone to receive a badge.

Please note the staff aren't online 24/7, so please give us a few days to get things done. We like giving out badges, however, so we'll try to get it done as quickly as possible!



How to Recommend Specific Badges
(Work in progress, please be patient. May change before this is all nailed down.)

LF Jester Badge
If a member has made you laugh out loud pretty hard with one of their forum posts, you can come in and recommend that they get the Jester badge. Provide a link to their post and get at least one other member (not the member you want to get the badge) to second your recommendation and that's it. That lucky person gets a shiny new badge featuring Max from Sam & Max (Only posts made on the actual forums are eligible; those made in social groups, blogs, private messages, visitor messages or other such limited audience locations are not eligible for consideration). Edit: Nominations for the Jester badge will be brought to the staff for a vote instead of being given out after two nominations.

Helpful! Badge
If a member has consistently been helpful to others, providing detailed responses to questions or other useful information or services you may recommend them to get the Helpful! badge. Please provide links to some of the threads you feel they should be awarded this badge for.

Forum Veteran
Some people have left their mark on communities they participate in, actively contributing to shaping the prevalent atmosphere and norms to some degree. Through for example personality, entertaining or thought-provoking posts these members are known and recognized by others. This badge can be recommended for people without whom you feel this place wouldn't be the same.

Roleplayer
This badge can be awarded to threadmasters and other major contributors of notable long running game series in one of the Roleplaying forums. Please provide appropriate links when nominating a participant.

Notable Contributor
Recognition for members who have made significant contributions to the forum or community sites well beyond the ordinary. This can for example be things like regularly reviewing other members' fan fiction, writing detailed walkthroughs/FAQs for games, contributing design and artwork for sites, making tools that contribute to community activity growth for one of the modding communities etc. Something that adds notable value for the forum community or attracts new people to join. If you feel someone has made such an extra noteworthy contribution, please specify what it is with links if appropriate. Edit: Nominations for this badge will be brought to the staff for a vote instead of being given out after two nominations.

Hot Topic Starter
Given to members who have started a long-running thread that has received at least 1000 replies. Threads of a spammy forum game nature (where the replies has no real content, only contain one word etc) do not qualify for this badge. Provide a link to the thread in question when making a nomination.


New Badges

If you would like to make a suggestion for a new type of badge to be added to the forum, please post it in this thread.

Note to all staff giving badges: When you give out a badge, please put a post with the name and the badge given so that we can do a thread search to make sure we don't issue duplicate badges. Thanks!

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